What Next?

What Next?

Back to “Graduation”

Last Updated: May 22nd 2023

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So what happens after graduation? Your relationship with Newman University doesn’t end when you finish your studies. All graduates of the University automatically become members of our free Alumni Association.

What does ‘Alumni’ mean? ‘Alumni’ is the Latin plural term for a former student of a school, college or university (‘alumnus’ being the singular).

What are the benefits? As a Newman University graduate, you will have access to a range of services including ongoing careers advice and support to aid your career development. You will also receive further discounts on campus services and invitations to events. Our Alumni Association is also a great way to keep in touch with the friends you have made during your time at the University and to network with like-minded professionals.

How do I stay connected? To keep up to date just visit our Alumni web page. You can also join our social networking sites on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. For further information about Newman’s alumni association, contact alumni@newman.ac.uk

Careers Services

Anyone who graduates from Newman University with a level 5 qualification or above, is entitled to access the Careers Service for 3 years after completion of their course. In order to access/continue to access a unique, personalised careers experience at Newman University, you must sign up to and agree to the conditions of ‘My Career‘. My Career enables you to have a designated careers area to manage your careers development for 3 years after graduation. You can:

  • Book on to and manage careers appointments
  • Book on to and manage workshops and events
  • Sign up to receive targeted emails and newsletters
  • Access the Newman University Jobs Board and have the option to sign up to receive email alerts for relevant opportunities you may be interested in
  • Access online resources.

For any other questions contact the careers service by email or phone: 0121 387 4588.

Graduates may also be able to access careers guidance from a local university in their area if they are returning home. Please check with your local university for more information.

Research and Higher Degrees

Did you know that Newman University offers an impressive range of research opportunities and higher degrees?

Currently on offer:

The University has a strong research culture and offers opportunities for research at Postgraduate level.  Scholarly work is being undertaken across a wide range of academic and professional disciplines and is attracting external funding from many sources. Research links with other colleges and universities, at home and abroad, have been established in a number of areas.

Research Students work towards the award of MPhil or PhD. Current areas for full-time and part-time postgraduate research include; Education, English, History, Physical Education & Sports Studies, Psychology, and Theology.  Newman is in strategic alliance with Liverpool Hope University, who validate and award the degrees of PhD and MPhil

For further details contact the admissions team.


In the case of an emergency or force majeure, events associated with the student lifecycle i.e. graduation ceremonies may need to be cancelled.

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